By Mary Paoletti
ARLINGTON -- Breaking news from Texas, where the Red Sox open up a series against the Rangers: Carl Crawford hasn't really been trying.
Boston's sometimes-outfielder said via Twitter that a high volume of requests for him to stop being terrible (batting .179 in his last eight games) has motivated him.
While the Tweet sensitive to fantasy baseball is no promise to make good on his end of the 7-year, 142 million deal, the effort to 'give 'er a try' seems a step in the right direction.
Terry Francona responded by smiting his forehead.
"If I had known we had to ask him to hit the ball, I would have done it."
Teammate Dustin Pedroia's response is not fit to print.
CSN and Ford Hall Forum present a conversation about gender in sports hosted by CSN anchor Trenni Kusnierek. NBC Sports reporter Andrea Joyce, former Harvard Women’s Soccer player Brooke Dickens, Boston College Women’s Ice Hockey Head Coach Katie King Crowley, and SVP/GM of CSN New England Princell Hair discuss the changing challenges of women on and off the field, the intentions and practical applications of Title IX, and much more.
Interspersed throughout the forum will be clips of the documentary “TOMBOY,” complementing the conversation with even more perspectives of prominent female athletes, broadcasters and sports executives.
Monday, March 6, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Modern Theatre, Suffolk University, 525 Washington Street
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